Back-writing: Ice Breaker Activity

Purpose: Get to know

Group size: 8+

Tools: None

Time: 10 minutes

Level: Basic

Description: In pairs, group members take turns writing a word on their partner’s back with their finger. The other person has to guess what the word is just by feeling. Then, once everyone has guessed their word, they come together to see if the words can be combined into a sentence. This can be a fun way to build up/ lead onto the next exercise.

Follow up: A quicker version is to just do this with single letters. The sentence or word can be discussed afterward. Otherwise, discuss with the group how good they think they are at nonverbal communication.